Description: Report presenting the airplane drag problem at transonic and supersonic speeds. The area rule is shown to be a powerful tool that provides guidance for designers in selecting aerodynamic features compatible with low wave drag. Analytical methods have been developed that permit quantitative evaluation of the wave-drag level likely to be experienced with a given design.
Date: July 15, 1954
Creator: Donlan, Charles J.
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